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Family: DIOSCOREACEAE 

 Dioscorea cotinifolia
 

Photo by Evelyn Durst.

  
Author:  Carl Sigismund Knuth 1850
Family:  Dioscoreaceae
Habitat:  Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa
Soil:  Rich but Drained
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  3 metres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Dioscorea malifolia, Baker 1889

Photo by Judith Maggi Fritschi.

Photo by Judith Maggi Fritschi, pot 35 centimetres, caudex 25 centimetres in diameter.

Photo by Evelyn Durst.

   This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was given this name by Knuth in 1850. It is found in Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa, growing in a rich but drained soil with some to lots of water and some sun. The rhizomes will form clusters of five centimetres individual, eventually forming a huge caudex. The vines can reach three or even four meters. The flowers are white.

Photo by Evelyn Durst.

Photo by Evelyn Durst.

Photo by Judith Maggi Fritschi.